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Member postings for bernard towers

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Thread: Colchester Student QCTP
29/03/2022 09:27:54

Yes Trevor there are two compound slides my mk1 started with one the same as yours but I managed to do a swop with one. from a imperial student, swopping out the feed screws etc. I did this for the same reason as you and have never looked back.

Thread: Tapping straight
28/03/2022 22:26:46

The Mason Master article is in 292 page 15

26/03/2022 13:19:24

The Masonmaster Despeeder is a good tool to convert for tapping in the lathe or mill (Past article in mag) as it just idles round at spindle speed until gripped by the operator. I have one which I have converted and have made several interchangeable tap drivers that fit onto it. Mostly used for taps under 8mm. And of course works in reverse.

Thread: What Did you do Today 2022
26/03/2022 13:01:49

My filing machine uses needle files and cuts on the up stroke and has never been a problem, after all how much metal do you think you are going to take off each stroke???

Thread: Thread-cutting oil
24/03/2022 22:19:24

Out of interest I use what is known as Dutch tallow for machining stainless and gives a nice finish. It was originally used at work for lead wiping.

Thread: DRO----How accurate
22/03/2022 21:04:49

Sorry Chris Mate what is this all about?

Thread: Digital readouts
22/03/2022 20:59:51

How about MDRO

Thread: MT1 cutter arbours
21/03/2022 23:15:08

Peter, Out of interest I Have made a nut threaded with the spindle thread on my sherline mill so with the No1 MT er16 collet chuck fitted and drawerbar tightened the nut on the spindle thread can be spun down to contact the collet chuck making it more rigid in the same way Clarkson did for their No2 MT collet chucks as they felt that the taper a bit flimsy for hard work.

Thread: Help with Excel
21/03/2022 15:57:24

Do your smoothing with a round graver, much more control and vision about what's going on.

Thread: Stuart 10V - rust in valve chest
20/03/2022 17:38:24

just seen your bit about displacement lubricator, for it to work it needs steam

20/03/2022 17:34:53

if ruinning on air you will ALWAYS get moisture, try adding a little hydraulic oil at source

Thread: MT1 cutter arbours
20/03/2022 17:30:36

I had the same trouble late last year and found one at chronos and two at rotagrip. in the end rotagrip refunded as no stock and got one from chronos. The other possibility is to try Millhill Supplies as sherline is 1 mt. In the end I opted for a 1mt ER16 collet chuck as I already use that size collet. So far it has been ok.

19/03/2022 19:00:08

just out of interest my son works at a facility with a BIG cnc shop and the drills and milling cutters they use are names I've never heard of and I've been cutting metal for a looooong while so perhaps the old tool manufacturers have been left behind, a bit like the car and bike industry

Edited By bernard towers on 19/03/2022 19:00:31

Thread: Thread-cutting oil
19/03/2022 18:43:44

sorry Noel haven't got the strength for the last bit!!!

19/03/2022 18:43:44

sorry Noel haven't got the strength for the last bit!!!

Thread: Mystery discs - what are they?
19/03/2022 18:41:55

I'm with steviegtr or commonly known as snubbers

Thread: Thread-cutting oil
19/03/2022 15:18:11

plus 1 for rtd money well spent and lasts forever

Thread: A Tower Clock project
19/03/2022 10:14:22

I have to agree with Roger, keep it simple its still fascinating to watch when finished.

18/03/2022 08:48:18

I have had some Brazilian Dormer drills and the front end goes from ok to appalling, seems to change with sizes so perhaps its poor sharpening set up?

Thread: Boxford Ball Oilers
16/03/2022 13:57:22

Clive , If you do get them out post the sizes as I have a few and can then see if I have the sizes.

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